Mesh Recall Lawsuit
|As of June 2012 a voluntary Mesh Recall has been issued by manufacturer Johnson & Johnson, also known to consumers as J&J. Due to transvaginal mesh litigation and mesh erosion side effect reports filed with the FDA, J&J has decided to voluntarily recall the Gynecare family of vaginal mesh products. Transvaginal mesh is commonly implanted in women to repair weakened or damaged tissue and provide support in cases of pelvic organ prolapse, also known as POP.|
|Johnson & Johnson’s Gynecare products have recently found to have negative side effects in such a large number of patients that the company has opted to recall the mesh products over the next 120 days and discontinue their sale entirely moving forward. This mesh recall is the first action taken by pelvic mesh manufacturer to cease production and withdraw a group of pelvic mesh products from the market in an apparent response to both FDA scrutiny and increasing pressure from mounting litigation.|
The recall decision involves four
Judge Carol Higbee of New Jersey Superior Court in Atlantic City and federal Judge Joseph Goodwin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia are overseeing the product liability litigation involving the Johnson & Johnson mesh recall devices and others, including those sold by Boston Scientific Corp and C.R. Bard Inc.
The FDA said it received more than 1,500 reports of complications related to the Gynecare transvaginal mesh from 2008 to 2010, including cases where the it eroded into the vagina or caused bleeding and infection. The rate of problems was five times the rate reported from 2005 to 2007.
Johnson & Johnson said it plans to stop sales of the vaginal mesh products in all global markets over the next 120 days on a region-by-region basis. The recalled mesh includes Gynecare Prolift Kit, Gynecare Prolift +M Kit, Gynecare Prosima Pelvic Floor Repair System and also the Gynecare TVT Secur System.
If you were treated with transvaginal mesh and experienced mesh erosion or other complications, don't hesitate! Call a Mesh Recall Attorney at the Willis Law Firm at 1-800-883-9858.